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An Analysis of Selected Hospice Programs

N. C. Morgan
The Journal of Risk and Insurance
Vol. 51, No. 1 (Mar., 1984), pp. 99-114
DOI: 10.2307/252803
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/252803
Page Count: 16
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Abstract

Although hospice programs have been implemented in many ways over the past decade, the basis of all hospice programs is the same philosophy of care to terminally ill patients. Advocates of these programs have stressed their cost savings and intangible benefits to patients and their families. They argue that hospice programs constitute a more humane approach in caring for dying persons. Although a potential competitor in the health-care delivery system, the evaluation of the cost of these programs has been limited. This paper provides empirical evidence supporting the premise that cost savings, both per diem costs and costs per case, occur in hospice programs.

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